Mini Backpack

One of my co-workers has this adorable little backpack that, somehow, carries everything she needs.  Every time I see it, I think it’s just the cutest thing.  I’ve been itching to make a small bag of my own – my Handbag of Holding is huge, my blue purse rarely is full as everything is in…

Blue Pillow Seat (final)

At long last, I have completed my first pillow pouf seat!  As the first, like with raising children, things are bound to go wrong.  :P  This just means that the one I’m making for Rys will be much better. I used cotton quit batting and polyester fiberfill stuffing for the insides; I gathered up the…

To That Old Methodist

Rysa’s mom is in town and we stopped at a Starbucks in a Target to caffeine up.  Somehow we got into a big theological conversation about early religions, how they were changed with incoming religions, and how locals would enforce laws that suited them against others.  We’re surprisingly knowledgable and it went longer than we planned….

Blue Pillow Seat (3)

I have worked what yarn I had left into the side piece off the pillow, but I will need one more skein to get the height I want. As the stuffing I plan to use can be pulled out through the crochet stitches, I am going to make an inner lining “sack” to hold it…

Driving in the Hell Storm

After my work shift, I headed out to visit family for the Fourth of July weekend.  It is a 225 mile trip one-way.  About 60 miles in, I saw a doe close to the side of the road eating grass and, after watching it carefully while driving by, laughed and said that was the exciting…

Her Mother’s Afghan (final)

After many months, the afghan for Rysa’s mother is finally complete!  It weighs 9.8lbs, measures 101″ x 85.5″, and took more skeins than I cared to count. I woke up feeling not quite right and, after visiting Hobby Lobby, came home with a debilitating migraine.  So what do I do?  Crochet until my middle finger…

Blue Pillow Seat (2)

I meant to post this about three days ago only to realize I hadn’t installed Photoshop (or any photo editor) on my new computer yet.  I’m not very good with PS, but I still prefer to use what I paid for 5 years ago.  :P The top of my Pillow Seat has been completed! It…